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New Jersey Officials Question Jailing Immigrants For ICE

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Since the current administration has expanded the scope of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), close to 2,000 immigrants have been placed in county jails in Bergen, Essex, and Hudson Counties alone here in New Jersey. Many are held solely on an immigration violation, which is a civil infraction. This is because the administration altered… Read More »


Be On the Lookout for False Arrest in New Jersey Due To Immigration Status

By Phillip J. Murphy |

In the last seven months, we’ve covered a significant number of topics related to deportation defense precisely because so many people are being arrested—not due to police having reasonable suspicion or probable cause—but simply because they were suspected as being immigrants. While some New York legislators have worked to make progress in protecting these… Read More »


Inherent Flaws in Criminal Justice System Bleed Into Deportation Policies

By Phillip J. Murphy |

The United States continues to mire itself in a complicated web overlapping immigration decisions with those of criminal justice—a criminal justice system that is “infected with racial bias”—ultimately promoting deportation policies based on criminal activity which effectively result in discriminatory policing. While Senators Richard Durbin and Lindsey Graham introduced a revamped version of the… Read More »


Legalizing Undocumented Immigrants with Prior Offenses Who Worked At Ground Zero

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Several New York legislators are working to not only legalize undocumented workers who worked on the rescue, cleanup, and recovery efforts during the aftermath of 9/11, but who also have recently been placed in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facilities for drug and nonviolent offenses committed long ago—as far back as the… Read More »


Is The United States Now Regularly Arresting Asylum Seekers?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

On June 13th, The New York Times highlighted one human rights victim’s plight seeking asylum in the United States, only to be immediately placed in handcuffs and prepared for deportation. Marco Coello was tortured by Venezuelan security services for joining a demonstration against the government, after which he fled to the United States seeking… Read More »


The Battle between Local Police Departments, Sanctuary Cities, and ICE in Deportation Crimes

By Phillip J. Murphy |

With all of the confusion that has erupted of late with the current administration arresting and deporting many, many immigrants—including those that have not been convicted of serious crimes—there’s also been a significant amount of confusion over detainers, which are issued to local police departments by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) informing them of… Read More »


New Jersey and New York Immigration Courts Have Highest Backlog of Cases in the Nation

By Phillip J. Murphy |

New Jersey and New York courts are currently backlogged and overwhelmed with thousands and thousands of pending immigration cases as a direct result of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) recent enforcement activities, as recently reported by NJ.com. Specifically, just through January, there were more than 540,000 pending cases across the county, with more… Read More »

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